The innovation performance of small rural enterprises and cooperatives in Tehran province, Iran

Hosseini, S.J.F., McElwee, G., Soltani, S. and Smith, D.J. ORCID: 0000-0001-7359-8451, 2012. The innovation performance of small rural enterprises and cooperatives in Tehran province, Iran. Local Economy, 27 (2), pp. 183-192. ISSN 0269-0942

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Abstract

Rural small enterprises especially those which are involved in processing and packaging food products play an important role in creating opportunities for employment and producing value added products in the agriculture sector. However, a major challenge for these enterprises is a lack of sustainability. In this research, innovation was examined as the key factor for sustainability of small rural enterprises. The findings show regional cooperatives perform better in terms of innovation compared to private enterprises. This advantage could be seen in both product/service and market innovations.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Local Economy
Creators: Hosseini, S.J.F., McElwee, G., Soltani, S. and Smith, D.J.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2012
Volume: 27
Number: 2
ISSN: 0269-0942
Identifiers:
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10.1177/0269094211429909DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:46
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:38
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17825

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